Industry leaders convened at SEMICON Europa to hear the latest update from ISMI on 450 mm wafer size transition development, as well as long list of technology development requirements yet to be resolved. The conference, 450 mm In Europe: Quo Vadis (or “where do we go from here”) was
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Consistent with other estimates, participants in the IEDM conference panel discussion estimated the cost of a 450mm fab, if and when it might appear, to cost on the order of $10B. No one is talking about when a fab might appear, though. The coverage can be found here.
This year’s report is a comprehensive, well documented and written report about the future of Europe’s electronics industry. It is 80 pages in length, packed full of detailed information. It is interesting to note that only one (1) paragraph mentions 450mm. The report ca